The God of Great Grace

The God of Great Grace by Max Lucado He doesn’t speak. He removes his robe and takes the servant’s wrap off of the wall. Taking the pitcher, he pours the water into the basin. He kneels before them with the basin and sponge and begins to wash. The towel that covers his waist is also […]

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Facing Your Grief

Facing Your Grief  by Max Lucado “David sang this lament over Saul and his son Jonathan, and gave orders that everyone in Judah learn it by heart.” (II Samuel 1:17-18 MSG) David called the nation to mourning. He rendered weeping a public policy. He refused to gloss over or soft-pedal death. He faced it, fought […]

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The Lord Looks at the Heart by Max Lucado “God does not see the same way people see. People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 2 Samuel 16:7 Seven sons pass. Seven sons fail. The procession comes to a halt. Samuel counts the siblings: one-two-three-four-five-six-seven. “Jesse, don’t you have […]

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MEMORIAL DAY, A TIME FOR HEALING

MEMORIAL DAY, A TIME FOR HEALING Memorial Day, perhaps more than any other holiday, was born of human necessity. Deep inside all of us lies a fundamental desire to make sense of life and our place in it and the world. What we have been given, what we will do with it and what we […]

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Bagpipes…

A Homeless Man’s Funeral As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Kentucky back country. As I was not familiar […]

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You have probably never heard of the island of Molokai…

You have probably never heard of the island of Molokai. Well, it’s located in the state of Hawaii. And it has quite a history. You have to go way back to the late 1800’s to understand its significance. You see, back then, there was no cure for the highly contagious and deadly disease called leprosy. […]

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This I Know…

One of the very first things learned in church as a little kid, had to be the song, “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so”, ……..  The writer knew the truth, but his words in this song did not convey the personal depth of the statement.  What if you were […]

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Just An Act of Love

JACKIE ROBINSON was the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues. Breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced hostile crowds in every stadium. While playing one day in his home stadium of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, he committed an error. The fans began to jeer him. He stood at second base, humiliated, while […]

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Blessed Are The Merciful

Blessed Are The Merciful In the Sermon on the Mount, we notice that Jesus’ subject was not on how people are to be saved, but on the fruit of those who allow the Holy Spirit to work in their lives. One of the signs or evidences that a person has been converted is that he […]

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Billy Graham’s New Home

Franklin Graham wrote this op-ed piece which ran on USAToday.com on February 21, 2018. My father never gave up on me, even when I caused him pain. He lived like the Gospel he preached—a message he repeated till his last breath. My father has joined my mother in heaven. He went to sleep in his […]

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